Top 100 Selling Comics And Graphic Novels In October 2016's North American Direct Market

Top 100 Selling Comics And Graphic Novels In October 2016’s North American Direct Market

Posted by November 13, 2016 Comment

img_5526-0-768x1024Courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors, here are the top 100 selling comic books and graphic novels in the North American direct market of comic book stores, subscription boxes, exclusive covers for shows and whatever remains of Hastings…

We broke apart the top ten and the marketshare stats here. One other thing to note is that Marvel achieved their marketshare win without the aid of floding the market. DC and Marvel had similar amounts of titles out in October.

Last month, Marvel had two books in the top twenty. And ten in the top fifty. And that was an improvement on August. In October they have four in the top ten and eighteen in the top fifty. Marvel also did well from a flurry of launch issue ones and the beginning of a new host of retailer exclusive covers, with Champions #1 being the lead in this. It wasn’t just Big Trouble In Little China/Escape From New York that benefitted from appearing in subscription boxes like Loot Crate, both Champions and Doctor Strange appeared in them too, albeit not at the chart busting numbers that Loot Crate will bring.

For Image, getting one book in the top ten in this climate, Walking Dead, is always an achievement. But it was nice to get two as well, with the appearance of Reborn by Millar and Capullo, albeit a comic that seemed a little like a reworking of Alan Moore’s issue of Spawn… still, steal from the best!

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2016

RANK PUBLICATION PRICE ITEM CODE PUBLISHER
1 BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA ESCAPE NEW YORK #1 $3.99 AUG161297 BOO
2 CHAMPIONS #1 $4.99 AUG160733 MAR
3 DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #1 $3.99 AUG160798 MAR
4 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #6 $5.99 JUN160290 DC
5 BATMAN #8 $2.99 AUG160197 DC
6 BATMAN #9 $2.99 AUG160203 DC
7 CIVIL WAR II #6 $4.99 JUL160889 MAR
8 DARTH VADER #25 $5.99 JUN160929 MAR
9 ALL STAR BATMAN #3 [*] $4.99 AUG160186 DC
10 WALKING DEAD #159 $2.99 AUG160675 IMA
11 CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 $4.99 AUG160753 MAR
12 JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 $2.99 AUG160241 DC
13 JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 $2.99 AUG160243 DC
14 DETECTIVE COMICS #942 $2.99 AUG160201 DC
15 DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK #1 $3.99 AUG160934 MAR
16 STAR WARS #24 $3.99 AUG160973 MAR
17 FLASH #8 $2.99 AUG160219 DC
18 DEATH OF X #1 $4.99 AUG160922 MAR
19 REBORN #1 $3.99 AUG160565 IMA
20 DETECTIVE COMICS #943 $2.99 AUG160205 DC
21 FLASH #9 $2.99 AUG160221 DC
22 JESSICA JONES #1 $3.99 AUG160842 MAR
23 INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1 $3.99 AUG160767 MAR
24 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 $4.99 AUG160751 MAR
25 DOCTOR STRANGE #12 $3.99 AUG160822 MAR
26 SUPERMAN #8 $2.99 AUG160257 DC
27 SUICIDE SQUAD #4 [*] $2.99 AUG160249 DC
28 NIGHTWING #6 $2.99 AUG160199 DC
29 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20 $3.99 AUG160758 MAR
30 SUPERMAN #9 $2.99 AUG160259 DC
31 WONDER WOMAN #8 $2.99 AUG160265 DC
32 TRINITY #2 [*] $2.99 AUG160263 DC
33 TEEN TITANS #1 [*] $2.99 AUG160180 DC
34 WONDER WOMAN #9 $2.99 AUG160267 DC
35 SUICIDE SQUAD #5 [*] $2.99 AUG160251 DC
36 STAR WARS HAN SOLO #4 $3.99 JUL161049 MAR
37 HARLEY QUINN #5 [*] $2.99 AUG160235 DC
38 BLACK PANTHER #7 $3.99 AUG160775 MAR
39 BATMAN BEYOND #1 [*] $2.99 AUG160177 DC
40 DEATH OF X #2 $3.99 AUG160928 MAR
41 HARLEY QUINN #6 [*] $2.99 AUG160237 DC
42 NIGHTWING #7 $2.99 AUG160207 DC
43 TITANS #4 $2.99 AUG160261 DC
44 ACTION COMICS #965 $2.99 AUG160182 DC
45 ACTION COMICS #966 $2.99 AUG160184 DC
46 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #10 $3.99 AUG160900 MAR
47 GREEN LANTERNS #8 $2.99 AUG160227 DC
48 DEADPOOL #21 $9.99 AUG160837 MAR
49 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 $2.99 AUG160231 DC
50 GREEN LANTERNS #9 $2.99 AUG160229 DC
51 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #6 $3.99 JUL160912 MAR
52 GREEN ARROW #8 $2.99 AUG160223 DC
53 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7 $2.99 AUG160233 DC
54 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #7 $4.99 AUG160971 MAR
55 SAGA #39 (MR) $2.99 AUG160659 IMA
56 GREEN ARROW #9 $2.99 AUG160225 DC
57 DEADPOOL #20 $3.99 AUG160942 MAR
58 SUPERGIRL #2 [*] $2.99 AUG160253 DC
59 OLD MAN LOGAN #12 $3.99 AUG160939 MAR
60 AQUAMAN #8 $2.99 AUG160189 DC
61 MOSAIC #1 $4.99 AUG160811 MAR
62 CAGE #1 $3.99 AUG160854 MAR
63 DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK #2 $3.99 AUG160936 MAR
64 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14 $3.99 AUG160886 MAR
65 AQUAMAN #9 $2.99 AUG160191 DC
66 DEATHSTROKE #4 [*] $2.99 AUG160215 DC
67 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #3 $2.99 AUG160247 DC
68 DOCTOR STRANGE #13 $3.99 AUG160827 MAR
69 BATGIRL #4 $2.99 AUG160193 DC
70 MIGHTY THOR #12 $3.99 AUG160894 MAR
71 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 $3.99 AUG160782 MAR
72 BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #3 $2.99 AUG160195 DC
73 SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #1 $3.99 AUG160010 DAR
74 STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #5 $3.99 AUG160976 MAR
75 DEATHSTROKE #5 [*] $2.99 AUG160217 DC
76 UNCANNY X-MEN #14 $3.99 AUG160946 MAR
77 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #13 $3.99 AUG160947 MAR
78 UNCANNY AVENGERS #15 $3.99 AUG160858 MAR
79 DOOM PATROL #2 (MR) [*] $3.99 AUG160175 DC
80 CYBORG #2 [*] $2.99 AUG160211 DC
81 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #15 $3.99 AUG160891 MAR
82 PROWLER #1 $3.99 AUG160760 MAR
83 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #15 $3.99 AUG160945 MAR
84 SUPERWOMAN #3 [*] $2.99 AUG160255 DC
85 DEADPOOL TOO SOON #1 $4.99 AUG160940 MAR
86 KISS #1 $3.99 AUG161481 DE
87 WONDER WOMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 $7.99 AUG160278 DC
88 PUNISHER #6 $3.99 AUG160914 MAR
89 CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 AUG160169 DC
90 MOONSHINE #1 (MR) $2.99 AUG160557 IMA
91 GWENPOOL #7 $3.99 AUG160832 MAR
92 DAREDEVIL #12 $3.99 AUG160919 MAR
93 MOON KNIGHT #7 $3.99 AUG160910 MAR
94 HELLBLAZER #3 $2.99 AUG160239 DC
95 BLUE BEETLE #2 [*] $2.99 AUG160209 DC
96 HE MAN THUNDERCATS #1 $3.99 AUG160290 DC
97 ALL NEW X-MEN #14 $3.99 AUG160944 MAR
98 CYBORG #3 [*] $2.99 AUG160213 DC
99 PAPER GIRLS #10 $2.99 AUG160651 IMA
100 SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 AUG160174 DC

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2016

RANK PUBLICATION PRICE ITEM CODE PUBLISHER
1 CHAMPIONS NO TIME FOR LOSERS #1 $7.99 AUG160750 MAR
2 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 04 RISING ACTION (MR) $14.99 JUL160868 IMA
3 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 JUL160823 IMA
4 TOKYO GHOST TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 JUL160853 IMA
5 LOW TP VOL 03 SHORE OF THE DYING LIGHT (MR) $14.99 MAY160689 IMA
6 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP MARVEL UNIVERSE OGN HC $24.99 JUN160947 MAR
7 DOCTOR STRANGE TP FLIGHT OF BONES $24.99 JUL161070 MAR
8 COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS TP $9.99 JUL161075 MAR
9 TREES TP VOL 02 (MR) $12.99 NOV150698 IMA
10 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BOOK & MASK SET $39.99 APR160376 DC
11 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 JUN131298 IDW
12 HELLBOY IN HELL TP VOL 02 DEATH CARD $17.99 JUN160095 DAR
13 SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN HC $24.99 JUN160357 DC
14 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 13 (MR) $34.99 JUL160855 IMA
15 REVOLUTION ROAD TO REVOLUTION SPECIAL TP $9.99 JUL160482 IDW
16 NEIL GAIMANS TROLL BRIDGE HC $14.99 MAY160021 DAR
17 HEAD LOPPER TP VOL 01 ISLAND OR A PLAGUE OF BEASTS (MR) $19.99 JUL160804 IMA
18 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 02 BORDERTOWN $15.99 JUL161086 MAR
19 BLACK ROAD TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 JUL160791 IMA
20 BUFFY HIGH SCHOOL YEARS GLUTTON PUNISHMENT TP $10.99 JUN160049 DAR
21 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 04 TEMPORARY INSANITATION $15.99 AUG161020 MAR
22 GOODNIGHT BATCAVE HC $14.99 JUL160389 DC
23 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMA
24 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 MAR160684 IMA
25 BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 SHIELDS MOST WANTED $17.99 AUG161022 MAR
26 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS TP VOL 01 COLOSSUS OF MARS (MR) $16.99 AUG110967 DE
27 TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER TP VOL 01 CONQUEST $16.99 JUL141103 DE
28 X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 01 BY THE SWORD (NEW PTG) $9.99 OCT121241 VAL
29 MASK STRIKES BACK TP $14.95 STAR01813 DAR
30 DAREDEVIL PUNISHER TP SEVENTH CIRCLE $15.99 JUL161084 MAR
31 MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 01 ULTRON INITIATIVE $14.99 JUN082432 MAR
32 DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 02 LAST DAYS OF MAGIC $24.99 JUL161067 MAR
33 DISCIPLINE TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 JUL160795 IMA
34 ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 02 CIVIL WAR II $19.99 JUL161079 MAR
35 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
36 DC UNIVERSE BY NEIL GAIMAN DELUXE ED HC $29.99 JUN160336 DC
37 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 02 APOCALYPSE WARS $19.99 JUL161080 MAR
38 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 09 (MR) $12.99 AUG162081 VIZ
39 COLOR YOUR OWN DOCTOR STRANGE TP $9.99 JUL161071 MAR
40 GRAYSON TP VOL 04 A GHOST IN THE TOMB $16.99 JUL160408 DC
41 FLASH AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP $15.99 JUL160402 DC
42 SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS TP $14.99 JUN160030 DAR
43 PUNISHER MAX TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 03 (MR) $34.99 JUL161091 MAR
44 BATMAN BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 02 $19.99 JUL160398 DC
45 ELSEWORLDS BATMAN TP VOL 02 $24.99 JUL160407 DC
46 MARVELS DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE TP $16.99 JUN160970 MAR
47 FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 03 $24.99 JUL160403 DC
48 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803 IMA
49 MOEBIUS LIBRARY WORLD OF EDENA HC $49.99 JUN160019 DAR
50 ALL NEW X-MEN INEVITABLE TP VOL 02 APOCALYPSE WARS $15.99 JUL161081 MAR
51 DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION TP SEPARATE REALITY $39.99 JUL161069 MAR
52 SUPERMAN THE FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN HC $29.99 JUN160354 DC
53 SWAMP THING THE DEAD DONT SLEEP TP $16.99 JUL160416 DC
54 SUPERGIRL BY PETER DAVID TP BOOK 01 $24.99 JUL160420 DC
55 DISNEY PRINCESS COMICS COLL TP $9.99 JUL161701 JOE
56 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
57 ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY PX ED $29.99 APR168248 RAN
58 CAPTAIN AMERICA TP WHITE $24.99 AUG161024 MAR
59 TEEN TITANS GO BRING IT ON TP NEW ED $12.99 JUL160417 DC
60 CARNAGE TP VOL 02 WORLD TOUR $15.99 AUG161012 MAR
61 MOCKINGBIRD TP VOL 01 I CAN EXPLAIN $17.99 JUL161078 MAR
62 NIGHTWING TP VOL 05 THE HUNT FOR ORACLE $24.99 JUL160412 DC
63 GREEN LANTERN THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01 $24.99 JUL160410 DC
64 CONVERGENCE TP $24.99 JUL160401 DC
65 RED HOOD ARSENAL TP VOL 02 DEVILS DAUGHTER $16.99 JUL160397 DC
66 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLL ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS TP VOL 01 $39.99 AUG160998 MAR
67 DOCTOR STRANGE TP WHAT IS IT THAT DISTURBS YOU STEPHEN $29.99 AUG161025 MAR
68 VOTE LOKI TP $15.99 JUL161085 MAR
69 AQUAMAN TP VOL 07 EXILED $16.99 JUL160395 DC
70 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 EARTHS MIGHTIEST HERO $29.99 JUL161088 MAR
71 X-MEN 92 TP VOL 01 WORLD IS A VAMPIRE $15.99 AUG161010 MAR
72 POWER MAN AND IRON FIST EPIC COLLECTION TP REVENGE $39.99 JUL161090 MAR
73 GIANT DAYS TP VOL 03 $14.99 JUL161346 BOO
74 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 26 CALL TO ARMS (MR) $14.99 JUN160722 IMA
75 PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH TP $14.99 JUN160033 DAR
76 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 09 OUTBREAK $17.99 JUL160409 DC
77 FADE OUT DLX ED HC (MR) $49.99 JUL160832 IMA
78 MY LITTLE PONY TP VOL 06 CRYSTAL EMPIRE $7.99 MAY160500 IDW
78 WE ARE ROBIN TP VOL 02 JOKERS $14.99 JUL160419 DC
80 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 MAY090178 DC
81 VALIANT MASTERS SHADOWMAN HC VOL 01 SPIRITS WITHIN $24.99 MAR131333 VAL
82 CBLDF PRESENTS SHE CHANGED COMICS TP $14.99 JUL160793 IMA
83 CATWOMAN TP VOL 08 RUN LIKE HELL $14.99 JUL160400 DC
84 SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES GN $14.99 AUG162108 VIZ
85 BLACK DOG DREAMS OF PAUL NASH TP $24.99 JUN160022 DAR
86 GOLDIE VANCE TP VOL 01 $9.99 JUN161254 BOO
87 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
88 BACK TO THE FUTURE TP VOL 02 CONTINUUM CONUNDRUM $19.99 AUG160433 IDW
89 SUPERMAN SAVAGE DAWN HC $29.99 JUN160355 DC
90 MIDNIGHTER TP VOL 02 HARD $14.99 JUL160411 DC
91 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 JUL110251 DC
92 X-MEN GAMBIT AND ROGUE TP $24.99 JUL161096 MAR
93 HAWKEYE HC VOL 03 $34.99 APR161066 MAR
94 NEIL GAIMANS MIDNIGHT DAYS TP $16.99 JUL160436 DC
95 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 15 LEATHERHEAD $19.99 AUG160441 IDW
96 FIFTH BEATLE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY EXPANDED ED TP $14.99 JUN160029 DAR
96 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 JUL150565 IMA
98 HABITAT TP (MR) $9.99 AUG160697 IMA
99 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 OCT140644 IMA
100 COLOR YOUR OWN YOUNG MARVEL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG TP $9.99 MAR160943 MAR

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